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Something About Pruning Fruit Trees
Winterizing the Garden
Growing the Best Lawn
Spring has Sprung!!
Looking forward to 2103


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Something About Pruning Fruit Trees

Something About Fruit Tree Pruning
The most well attended class at Home grown Gardens every year is the fruit tree pruning class.  Most of us are confused, too timid a pruner  or just don't know where to start.  There are whole books devoted to pruning fruit tree, so I can only get so much information out is a short article.  First I recommend the OSU Extension publications:
·         PNW 400 Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard, Revised July 2011

Winterizing the Garden

Even though we have fairly mild winters here in the Willamette Valley paying attention to winter care might save some important garden plants in your garden.

Remember the winter of 2012-2013 when we have the December hard freeze event?  we got to minus four degrees here at the nursery.  A hard freeze is defined as air temperatures below 25 degrees for over four hours. The result of the December 2012 freeze was devastating to many zone 8 plants.

Some of the plants that froze to the ground that winter came back after 12-24 months such as Escallonia, Viburnum Spring Bouquet, Strawberry Tree and others.

Growing the Best Lawn

Growing The Best Lawn, Chapter 1
Having the best lawn in the neighborhood is not as hard as it seems.  Most of us don't really care that our lawn is the best, but we do want a nice looking lawn.  Others could care less what their lawn looks like.  I will be addressing only those who care here.
 A good lawn involves even uniform appearance, meaning it has the same green tones throughout, not blotchy with other grass varieties invading that have a different texture, color or both.

Spring has Sprung!!

Wow!  Have we ever been busy here at the nursery!  We are working on producing annuals, perennials, baskets and much more!  Spring is here and we are so ready!  Our benches are filling up with flowers and our spring bulbs arrived just the other day.  If you are looking for a little  inspiration for your garden, come on down and see what's blooming!

Looking forward to 2103

Well, the holidays have past and now we are looking forward to what 2013 will bring!  We are busy here at the nursery getting ready for our plant production.  We have some new exciting varieties of perennials that we will be growing for your garden!  Our holiday break will end soon as we open back up on Jan. 21st.  

Gather up your gardening magazines and let's get into the mindset of planning of gardens for the upcoming season.  Think about planning a color themed garden or maybe a miniature garden!

Holiday Festivities at Home Grown Gardens

Welcome to our garden blog!  This is new for us, so let the adventure begin!
We are busy here at the garden center putting a few of our plants to bed for the winter and.... preparing for our 6th annual Holiday Open House!  The festivites will begin on Nov 30th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Ho Ho Ho!  Visit Home Grown Gardens during the holidays to find unique holiday items!We invite you to come see the holiday lights at HGG.  Nothing puts me into the holiday spirit better than the twinkling of lights!  Santa will be here so bring the kids and the cameras!